Bangladesh High Commission

London

News Brief

 

London, 21 January 2018

President Md. Abdul Hamid has called upon the agriculturists, scientists, farmers and entrepreneurs to utilize the potentials of fisheries and livestock sectors to accelerate the pace of national development. The President made the call while inaugurating the 'Livestock Service Week-2018' at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh in Dhaka yesterday. The President stressed on building necessary infrastructure to ensure the appropriate quality of production at all levels.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said, present stock market is modern and internationally recognized one and the government along with Bangladesh Securities Exchange Commission had to work hard to take the capital market to this position. The Minister said this while inaugurating 'Investment Education Fair-2018' in Sylhet yesterday. ‘We've been able to create a foundation for the stock market over the last seven years and now it is the time to flourish the market,’ he added.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said, overall 51.5 percent of the Padma Bridge project is completed so far. The Minister said this to the media while visiting Padma Bridge project at the Mawa point. The second span of the Bridge will be set within next four to five days while supplementary works for another 10 spans are underway, he added.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim has directed the officials concerned to accelerate the process of recruiting 4,000 people in the family planning department with transparency to expedite its activities. The Minister made the directive at a meeting on strengthening family planning programs at his ministry yesterday.

The government has planned to build 'Relief Godown-cum-Disaster Information Centre' at the district level to ensure quick supply of relief goods and humanitarian assistance to disaster victims. Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said this to media. He also said, Disaster Management Coordination Cell will look after the disaster management activities in the districts. The Minister also said, the ECNEC recently cleared a project in this regard. Under the project, a total of 66 godowns will be built at the district level.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has laid emphasis on continuing international pressure on Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis. The Foreign Minister made the stress while talking to media in Dhaka yesterday. The Minister said, the repatriation is an ongoing process and all people should help government take it forward successfully. Meanwhile, the World Bank has said, the Rohingya refugee crisis in southern Bangladesh is growing at a rapid pace and there is an urgent need to support the host communities to cope with the influx. After visiting the Rohingya camps in the Cox's Bazar yesterday, WB South Asia Region Vice-President Annette Dixon praised the government of Bangladesh and its people for sheltering and caring for the large influx of Rohingyas.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said, the government has attached priority to enhance standard of higher education to cope with the changing world of job market. The minister said this while addressing the convocation of United International University in Dhaka yesterday. Higher educational institutions must improve their standard to provide quality education for building skilled human resources, he added.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said, wherever there are Bengalis, they should cultivate Bengali culture, upholding their own identity. He was speaking at the ‘International Education Expo-2018’ in Dhaka yesterday. The Minister urged the young people to learn foreign languages. He also called upon them to pronounce Bengali properly.

The 16th Dhaka International Film Festival ended yesterday at the National Museum in Dhaka with screening of 216 movies of 64 countries as the Turkish movie Zer won the best film award.

Press Wing